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Summer snow falls in NSW

Rob Sharpe, Friday December 6, 2013 - 11:55 EDT

Snow fell behind a strong cold front that swept across southeastern Australia yesterday.

Yesterday, the sudden cool change brought showers, a cold change and even snow in some places. The Snowy Mountain's and Brindabella's both picked up a few centimetres.

On the Central Tablelands, Shooters Hill was also graced by snow falling in the gusty winds. Overnight, snow redeveloped on some mountains with up to 10cm in parts of the Snowy Mountain's.

Many people would be shocked to hear that snow has fallen near the start of the Australian summer, but it isn't as rare as most people think. Snow falls on the New South Wales ranges once during most December's as there is usually available cold air lingering south of Australia.

This is probably the last snow for the year, as heat is looking to rebuild over the nation with no indications of a strong front looming in the next couple of weeks.

- Weatherzone

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